Industries using AMECO handling equipment

AMECO traces its roots to the Fertilizer Industry, beginning with our first installations in potash mines in Alsace, France, in 1932. Over the past eighty-four years we have grown into a global supplier of Bulk Material Handling equipment serving many diverse industries.

We now have over three hundred and ten machines installed all around the world. All our Bulk Handling equipment is designed to fullfil the exact requirements of our customers and is optimized for maximum operational reliability and storage capacity. Every AMECO Stacker, Reclaimer and Shiploader is guaranteed to meet all applicable health, safety and regulatory requirements.

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Grain Industry

Shiploader for grain delivered to Klaipeda Stevedoring Company (KLASCO) in Klaipeda, Lithuania

Food commodities and particularly grains are actively traded around the world. AMECO grain handling facilities handle Bulk raw agricultural products such as (but not limited to) corn, wheat, oats, barley, sunflower seeds, sugar and soybeans.

These materials have special handling requirements. These include the control of dust emissions and the need to avoid product contamination.

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Cement Industry

Circular Homogenaizing Scraper Reclaimer for Limestone, National Cement Company, USA

The Cement Industry has always been a major user of Bulk Handling Systems. This is due to the fact that Bulk products are present during every step of the cement production process, from raw materials to the final products. AMECO machines are used worldwide in every phase of the process.

Some examples of our applications in cement plants are:

  • Stacker and Reclaimer Systems for storage of raw materials such as limestone, clay, sand, fly ash and bauxite.
  • Blending Systems able to mix and homogenize the materials during process.
  • Storage Systems for intermediate (clinker) and final products (cement).
  • Shiploaders for the export of finished products

Read more about our Bulk Handling Systems for the Cement Industry.

Fertilizer Industry

Shiploader for urea in operation with the Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO) in Mesaieed, Qatar

AMECO has over eighty years experience in the Fertilizer Industry. Since we began as a supplier of Material Handling equipment for the Potash Mining Industry, it is no coincidence that our Storage Systems and Shiploaders are used worldwide in fertilizer plants. We have numerous reference installations handling potash, gypsum, urea or NPK fertilizers, among many others.

The major challenge for this industry is the need to control polluting emissions to the environment. Our AMECO machines have proved themselves up to the task thanks to their state-of-the-art dust suppression systems.

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Ports & Terminals

Shiploader for urea installed at Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co. (GPIC) in Sitra, Bahrain

Sea transportation of Bulk Materials is a major component of global trade. To meet modern industry requirements and minimize operating cost, ports require highly reliable and efficient material handling systems. Bulk carriers should be loaded in a quick and efficient manner, in order to minimize their stop times at ports. Moreover, dust emissions must be controlled to avoid emissions to the sea. Oil leaks from hydraulic systems are another potential pitfall faced by machine owners in marine environments.

AMECO Shiploaders use cable-driven motors, thereby eliminating a significant risk factor, and are robust and long-lasting machines despite operating in the harshest environments on earth. Some of the materials that our Shiploaders are currently handling in ports all around the world are: cement, urea, grains, sugar and coal.

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Mining Industry

Shiploader for coal installed with Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani (SNSK) in Sveagruva, Norway

Mines and quarries need to transport large quantities of Bulk Materials in difficult conditions and harsh environments. Materials handled for this industry such as iron ore, nickel ore, salts or copper matte are very abrasive and dense.

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Power Generation and Biomass Industry

Portal Reclaimer for coal, TAQA, Jorf Lasfar, Morocco

Electricity generation by means of coal or biomass-fired boilers require a continuous and reliable Material Handling System. AMECO Storage Systems are installed in coal and biomass (bagasse, woodchips, bark) Stockyards in power plants worldwide.

Also, our solutions can handle synthetic gypsum by product of coal-fired power plants equipped with flue gas desulphurization (FGD) technology.

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Pulp & Paper Industry

Circular Stacker Reclaimer for Woodchips, Siam Cellulose Ltd., Thailand

Production of paper requires large amounts of woodchips as a raw material. Woodchip storage piles are normally huge outdoor Stockyards that are managed by failure-free Bulk Handling Systems.

AMECO can provide automated Circular Stacker Reclaimers (CSR) that combine stacking and reclaiming functions in a single machine, providing simple and safe operation.

Read more about Bulk Handling for the Pulp & Paper Industry.